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So, we drove north and are now in Tuscany. We stopped at Orvieto, which is an Italian Hill Town. There are many hill towns in Tuscany and Umbria, particularly the former. They were built during the middle ages as defensive structures due to the constant small time warfare and raiding. So, this massive Roman Empire is reduced to sibling squabbling. But there are attractive sights left for us.
In Orvieto, the church is rated by some as the most beautiful ...
... It feels like you have passed into another time dimension— one stuck in the Middle Ages.
Inside the gate, ivy drapes over arches and scrambles up walls; potted flowers parade across balconies. The warm stone walls glow in the sun and there are cute cats everywhere.
The centre of the town is tiny and is the heart of the village, with a sun drenched piazza flanked by a beautiful church and buildings, ...
... at our location and our new route options...and there is really only one, a detour into the valley that would add an extra day, extra hills, and extra time. Not having much of a choice we get on our way, Kory is annoyed and frustrated with the idea. He had his heart set on our destination and arrival today. I gave him a bit of space and let him charge ahead on the bike, hanging back I watched him sweat as he worked his way ...
... its covered roof and into a restaurant for lunch. I order their tomato bruschetta and the traditional Tuscan bread soup. Pete has the white beans and sausage. I must confess that this meal is rather disappointing as the tomatoes lack flavour and the soup has a lot of bread in it. We pay and leave. By this time it is really cold, wet and miserable so we think it wise to leave and drive home. But one last look around the square. The townspeople are preparing for some ...
Another beautiful day in Tuscany awaits us. Today we are going to visit a castle. It will take us a couple of hours to get there so we try and make an early start. We stop at Buonconvento on the way for coffee and Pete and I practise our Italian for a flat white coffee - voray cappuccino senza scuma molto forte! We are very pleased with ourselves as the gorgeous young man who serves us understands exactly what we want and the coffee is strong and hot. That should set ...